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4 LAST- ED1TI3H. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. OCTOBER 18, 1902. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. V i ! 1 T. T. KELLY FACTS What the Second Findings of Commissioners Show. Still Owes Miami County Over Four Hundred Dollars. HE HAS PAID $1,324.99. This Brings Total Shortage to Over 1,700. Uiyen Benefit of Every Doubt in Examination. Detailed Supplemental Keport of County Commissioners. The additional findings of the county commissioners of Miami county holds that Thomas T. Kelly still owes Miami mnntv .n 01 on two fraudulent war- rnnts, one for S2.,2.01 and trie otrier ia tlOO. This is in addition to the 1.:12J.D9 heretofore found against Kelly and it turned to the county by him. Another warrant was found which had been raised from $42.25 to 5142.25, and Un report finds that Miami county was de frauded out of $100 by tne raising of the warrant, but as the records do not show conclusively that Kelly got tne money it is n it charged against hiin. There are also numerous irregularities and some small duplicated warrants, but as the records do not sositively p.-ove Kelly guilty of fraud in any of these cases he is not held. The only cases in which he is held guilty of fraud Is where the evidence against him i3 positive. The following is the report of the ma terial findings of this last investigation, as given by the Miami Republican: A typewriten report, covering ten or twelve pages, being a portion of the findings of the county commissioners of the records of Thos. T. Kelly while county clerk, was made Tuesday. Capt. Keuben Smith, a member of the county board, was taken seriously ill at noon Tuesday with kidney trouble and was compelled to return home, and the re port was not completed in consequence. From the report submitted we take the following, which gives additional proof of Kelly's official corruption: At the January session, 1300, of the board, Thomas T. Kelly became county clerk. The errors and irregularities rioted below do not include the errors and irregularities heretofore reported upon by us in a former investigation. Here follows a list, giving dates, num bers and series, showing over 250 war rant stubs not receipted for by any body, a detailed list is given of stubs that are entirely blank, and tracing some of these through the -treasurer's books it is found by the commissioners some of the warrants of corresponding" numbers had betm paid, although the stubs show no entry whatever. The report then proceeds as follows: October 7. 1390, James Requa filed a voucher for $30.S5 and said claim was allowed same date for $30.55 and was paid on warrant 1175. This was a pau per bill and warrant tub is written: "Ma. Kindale, Bingin, Cooper, Swartz & Devo." On same date another warrant, No. 1095, was issued to the same person and for the relief of the same named pau pers for $51.75, but there is no voucher on file and no record of its allowance. The stub of this warrant is not receipt ed. April 14, 1S01, W. J. Bound filed his voucher for $10 for overseeing the poor. The back of the voucher, the commis sioners' blotter and journal all show that $5 only was allowed. This amount was paid by warrant No. 1667 and was receipted for same date by V. J. Bound. On the samedateaduplicate warrant, No. 1691, was drawn in favor of V. J. Bound for the same purpose and for the same amount, and purports to be receipted for by W. J. Bound. The signatures to these warrants do not appear to have been signed by the same person. The stubs of these warrants are in the handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly, county clerk. April 14. 1891, Miller Bros, presented their voucher for $t for coffin for S. Blount, Dauuer. and the same was al lowed the same date, warrant No. 1780 being drawn for J6 and receipted for by Miller Bros. On the same date a dupli cate warrant was drawn. No. 19.H, in favor of the same f.rm for the same amount for coffin account pauper, for this last warrant no voucher is on file, no allowance is shown either on the commissioners' journal or blotter. This duplicate warrant purports to be signed by Miller Bros., but the signature to the warrants do not appear to be signed by the same person. The stubs of these warrants are in the handwriting; of Thomas T. Kelly. April 14, 1891, warrant No. 1896 was changed from $2.90 to $4.40. As a protection against fraud in pay ment of bounty on wolf scalps, the law provides that "no person shall be en titled to receive any bounty without first making aflidavit in writing, filed with the county clerk, that the w olf w as captured and killed within the county in which the bounty is cluimed." A de tailed list is herewith given, in which wolf scalp vouchers and affidavits, made out in handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly, which are neither sworn to. signed noi attested. May 25, 1891, Thomas T. Kelly made out a voucher to Woods, ac count of wolf scalp. $6. Face of vouch er reads "Mr. Woods." This is not sworn to and is not even signed by "Woods or by Mr. Woods. The addi tional affidavit which should support this claim and which is on file in the office of the county clerk is as fellows: "Affidavit for wolf scalp bounty. "State of Kansas. Miami county, ss: "I, Woods, of Sugr.r creek, do solemnly swear that the woif scalp, one In number, were taken from wolf killed in Miami county. Kansas., on day of May, 1891, and that I am lawfully en titled to the bounty of $6 each." It will thus be seen that this addi tional affidavit, which is supposed to be a protection against fraud, is itself a fraud, as it Is neither sworn to, signed by Woods or Mr. Woods. October in. 18"1. Thomas T. Kelly, county clerk, writes out a voucher iri favor of Henry Mooney: To bounty on wolf scalp. $6. This voucher is neither sworn to or signed and there is no cor roborating affidavit on file. December I'i, 1891, Thomas T. Kellv May 13, 1892, Thos. T. Kelly writes an other voucher for Henry Mooney: To bounty wotr scalps. $. This voucher croDerly sworn to before Kelly and is ! j I A l writes anomer voucner ror Henry Vitrll ' Mooney, to bounty wolf sc alps, $12. This j I voucher is sworn to before Kellv by " I Mconey making his mirk. Kelly signing w I os witness to mark. The supporting af- i,i I fldavit to the above is also signed by 2 ! A Mooney making hi3 mark. properly signed by Mooney, he having learned to write since December 23, 1891. Other vouchers were filed by Henry Mc-oney on account of bounty on wolf scalps during the term r.f office of T. T, Kelly, but having forgotten how to write he again makes his mark and in only two instances is his mark witnessed. We find other vouchers for wolf scalp bounty filed by other parties, signed by mark, no person attesting the mark. January 2, 1894, warrant No. 2163 was issued for $16.25. The stub of this war rant shows that it had been raised from $46 25 to $146.25 and is in the handwriting of Thos. T. Keily. The back of this voucher is also changed in like manner, $100 being added, and Miami county thereby being defrauded of this amount. This report of the administration or Thos. T. Kelly as county clerk does not include the irregularities of his office as shown !n a former report, wherein he was found to be indebted to Miami ccunty in the sum of $1,324.99. This report was prepared by Capt. Smith, a member of the county board, and in addition to the foregoing items, which were acted upon by the full board before he was taken ill Tuesday, con tains the following further important items drawn up by Capt. Smith: On August 25, 1893, John F". Merrill furnished a car load of lumber to Miami county for bridges and by agreement the county treasurer, J. P. Hiner, ad vanced him as full payment of the sama the sum of $252.01, by check No. 4553 on the Miami County National bank. Octoher 6. a claim for material furnirhed Miami county was filed for $27.66 by J. F. Merrill, which was al lowed and warrant No. 2932 (changed on the stub in ink to No. 29:?,) was issued covering the sum advanced August 25, 1893. of $253.01, as well as the claim of f'7.66 allowed October 6, 1893. making a total of ?2S0.67. The stub of this warrant is not receipted. John F. Merrill states that he re ceived payment on his claim of the amount allowed him October 6. 1893, for $27.66 by Thomas T. Kelly giving his private check on the People's National bank for the amount. The treasurer takes credit for the full amount, $280.67. There is no record whatever upon the commissioners' blotter or journal of a bill being filed for the sum of S252.01 a second time and for which the treasurer takes credit twice. Thomas T. Kelly, county clerk, was the lawful custodian of the seal, records and papers of the board of county com missioners. We find that a warrant was fraudulently issued by Thomas T. Kelly for the sum of $252.01, that corresponds in number with one of two blank stubs marked destroyed. "We also find that the warrant stubs preceding and fol lowing the two blank warrant stubs are in the handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly. By this transaction we find that Mi ami county has lost $252.01 by a fraudu lent warrant issued from a blank stub, to whom paid being concealed for the purpose of covering a fraud upon the county. We therefore find that on the above item Thomas T. Keliy. late county cleric of Miami county, is justly indebted to said county in the sum of $252.01. We find a voucher made out in the handwriting of Thomas T. Kelly, county clerk, for $160 in favor of the South western Bridge company. This voucher is dated March 1, 1893. There is no record whatever of the al lowance of this voucher. Neither the commissioners' blotter nor the journal of the proceedings show that this voucher was ever presented to the board. On the same date of the voucher, the treasurer, J. P. Hiner, by his deputy, I. N. Bryan, issued treasurer's check No. 3978 on Miami County National bank for $160 in favor of Thomas T. Kelly. In looking for the warrant upon which this voucher was paid, we could find no record of it upon the warrant stub book. But we found a blank warrant stub. No. 1632, but without date, the stubs preceding and following being da ted April 14, 1893. Referring to record of warrants paid we find that warrant upon which this $160 was fraudulently obtained corresponds in number, 1632, with the blank warrant rtub. From the above facts, based upon the records, and made solely from them, we find that Thomas T. Kelly, ex-county clerk of Miami county, Kansas, is just ly indebted to Miami county in the sum of $160. Thfs closes the term of office of Thos. T. Kelly as county clerk. The record made by him speaks for itself, rom it we find that his administration of the affairs of the office of county clerk for four years is characterized by careless ness and dishonesty. There will be two things this year which it is believed will accelerate the counting of the ballots on election night, and it is believed that the result ought to be known several hours earlier than usual. One of these things is the fact that the state and county ballot will be separate from the township and consti tutional amendments, and will all be counted first, and the other reason is that nil the straight party ballots will be counted and recorded by a single stroke of the pencil, thereby taking per haps only one-twentieth of the time that would be required to go through the entire list of candidates from gover nor to road overseer as has been neces sary heretofore. There will be three sets of ballots and three different ballot boxes this year. When a voter goes into the booth he will be given three ballots, one of each set. One will contain the state and county tickets and will, of course, be the most important. Another will be the township tickets, and the third will contain the two constitutional amend ments. This will be the case every where except in cities of the first and second class, where there will, of course, be no townshin ballots. When it comes to counting the state and county ballots will be counted first. Every ballot that is marked in a circle will be counted as a straight vote for that party, provided there are no other marks on the ballot, and will be re corded by a single stroke of the pen in the poll books. If there should happen to be any other marking on the ballot the whole thing would be thrown out. This ought to make the counting of the ballots a comparatively swift job. The straight ballots will not be so nu merous as may be generally imagined, but there will be a good many of them, especially where there are no local fights. As soon as the count of the state and county ballots is completed in the country districts, the results can be telephoned or carried .it once to the county seat without waiting for the count of the township ballots. This fea ture alone ought to bring in the returns from one to two hours earlier than otherwise. The number of straight ballots in Shawnee county will be comoaratively small. Hundreds and hundreds of Re publicans cannot vote a straight ticket because they will not vote for Nichols and Lucas. A good many others will not vote for Kelly. A large percentage of the Democrats will not vote a straight ticket because they want to vote for Nieholr. The Fopulists cannot vote a straight ticket because they will want to vole the state ticket in the Demccritic column, part of the county (Continued on Faee '14.) CLOSEDJOORS. Convention of Miners to Act on Ending Strike Probably Will Be Held in Secret Following Precedents. PREPARING ADDRESS. President Mitchell Is Hard at Work on Speech. Everything Will Be in Readi ness by Tomorrow. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. IS. President Mitchell was engaged today in- arrang ing the details for the convention on Monday. There is a considerable amount of work to be done in prepara tion for handling a body of about 800 delegates, but all the details will be completed by tomorrow. Mr. Mitchell is also engaged in preparing his address to the convention. It precedents are fol lowed the convention will be held be hind closed doors and Mr. Mitchell's ad dress may not be made Dublic. It is probable, however, that he will speak before the doors are closed. There were no developments today in any phase of the strike. HE WAS Mi EASY FMRK. Youth from Meriden Loaned Money to a Stranger. A smooth stranger, wearing a sylish gray imperial, victimized a verdant yuuth at the federal builaing this morn ing. The victim gave his name as Ira Christy, of Meriden. He was en route for Burlingame. and had to stop over for a couple of hours in Topeka. At the Santa Fe depot he met the smooth stranger, who engaged him in conversa tion and asked his destination. When told that the prospective easy mark was bound for Burlingame, and had never been there, he was exceedingly glad. "Why, that is where I am going," said the new acquaintance; "I am post master at that place. Morgan is my name Joe Morgan. I also own a rancn at Eskridge." The youth was glad to meet so dis tinguished a person, and when the' be nevolent old party requested him to carry one of his grips up town, was glad to be of any service. They went up Fifth street to the post office, where Mr. Morgan remarked, "Wait a minute while I go in here to see my uncle. Judge Outhrie." He went in while Christy stooI out side and waiteJi. Presently Mr. Morgan returned and said': "I went in. there in get my uncle to cash a draft for me. but it was for $1,400. and he didn't have the money with him. I wish you would lend me ten until we get down to Bur- hneame." The boy only had $5, and he hastily forked that over to his new friend, with an apology for not having more. The triend then disappeared into the bund ing again,, and after the boy had waited about an hour for his return he in quired the way1 to Judge Guthrie's office and asked his honor if he knew what had become of his nephew.. Mr. Morgan. Of fi-iircp thn -iiirlcr-o i,noKl3 frt oll him. and a bystander directed the youth to the police station, where he told his troubles. The bunco gentleman was small in stature and wore gray whiskers and a blue suit of clothes. THINK IT IS TAYLOR. Atlanta Officers Believe They Have Meeks Family Murderer. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18. Atlanta officcis are positive that "George Burrus," tile U. S. array soldier arrested at Port Me Pherson, is George Taylor, wanted in Sullivan, Mo., for the murder of the Meeks family in 1S04. The man enlisted from Butte, Mont., but now admits that he came from Sullivan county. Mo. The man had letters and pictures and other documents that indicated he is Taylor. He is said to have confessed his crime to fel low soldiers who betrayed his confidence. Among Burrus' effects were two tine book marks Inscribed "G. B". T." He says .they belonged to a friend. The. man made no resistance but denies that he is the murderer. The murder of the Meeks family, for which William and George Taylor were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, was committed on George Taylor's farm in Sullivan county. Mo., on the night of May 10. 1894. The crime was committed when Gua Meeks and his family were leaving tiie country. $00 and a team having been given him for that "purpose by the Taylor brothers, to secure themselves from pros ecution on various criminal charges of which he was cognizant. The Taylor brothers escaped but William was recap tured and hanged. LETS BALDWIN OUT. Mr. Zeigler Will Furnish Ex plorer No More Money. New Tork, Oct. 18. As a result of the investigation made and conference had by William Zeigler. who supplied the funds for the Baldwin-Zeigler polar ex pedition, with various members of the expedition since their return. Mr. Zeig ler announced today that the business relations between Evelyn B. Baldwin and himself had been severed. Mr. Zeigler declined to give any details, but announced that he intended to continue his efforts to reach the north pole and would send another expedition to make the attempt. Grocers' Helpers Strike. Chicago, Oct. 18. Members of the Wholesale Grocers' Helpers union went on a strike today to compel the Whole sale Grocers' association to live up to a wage contract adopted by the union and the grocers on September 21. There are a thousand men in the gTocers' union, and it is expected that by night not a man will be working. Tammany at Peace With Hill. New York, Oct. 18. David B. Hill is to make the yrincinal speech at the Tammany ratification meetins to be held in and around, the wigwam Wed nesday evening, October 22. Leader Charles F Murphy made thit announce ment today, and many of the old time Croker leaders were astonished. The speech next week will be the first de- liverd by Mr. Hill, in Tammany hall during the last 14 years. All the politic ians claimed that this decision of Lead er Murphy to invite Mr. Hill and his acceptance marked the end of the Ions standing fight between Tammany and the up state machine. Leader Murphy said today: "There is harmony in the Democratic ranks." faster mob Texas Authorities Prevent the Burning of a Kegro By Holding Trial and Execu tion on Same Day. Nacogdoches, Tex.. Oct. IS. Jim Bu chanan, cohered, the murderer of the Hicks family, was tried here, a plea of guilty was accepted by the judge, and the negro was legally hanged within two hours after sentence had been passed. Buchanan was brought here under the protection of five companies of militia. Upon his arrival here the negro was im mediately turned over to Sheriff Sprad- ley, who told the people that he would be given a speedy trial. The town began to fill rapidly, and the excitement was intense. The telerarih wires were cut, the railroad tracks were torn up for a sort distance and it was announced that an attemrt would be made to get pos session of Buchanan. District court was at once convened, a jury was impanelled without delay, and the negro's plea of guilty was accepted by the court. The judge ordered that the death sentence be executed November 17, but many people announced that they would have no delay. Buchanan then waived the 30 rial's allowed him by law, and was hanged by Sheriff Spradley in the jail yard in the presence, of a large crowd. Ten days ago the dead bodies of far mer Hicks, his wife and daughter were found in the Hicks home, and Sheriff Spradley began a search for the mur derer. A week later Jim Buchanan was arrested and confessed to the murder. The news of the negro's confession spread rapidly and a mob of several hundred people marched after the sher iff and his deputies with the intention of securing possession of the negro and burning him at the stake. Sheriff Sprad ley and his deputies refused to give ever the prisoner, and later they were joined by Sheriff Bowers, of San Augustine county. The two officers, through a ruse, finally succeeded in spiriting the negro away to the parish jail at Shreve port. Buchanan was next taken to the jail at Henderson and a company of militia was ordered out to irotect the negro from violence. A mob formed, n'.i it was feared a collision with the troops would result in -serious btoofjshed. Two more companies of militia were dis patched to Henderson, and when the ni gro -came into Nacogdoches he wai guarded by five companies of militia. WHERE IS PIPES. Man Under $7,600 Bond Can Not Be- Found.. If anybody knows the whereat-'juts' of William Warden Pipes he will confer a favor on thirty or more people up in Gra ham county by notifying them at once of said whereabouts. The thirty or more people happen to be signers on the bond of Mr. Pipes which is on file in the supreme court. Mr. Pipes was convicted cf murder in Ellis county several months ago and was sentenced to I tweny "ears in the penitentiary. Heap- fcaiiu a&tj iu me .'-tpieuie court ana after a long delay his friends securer! the necessary bond lor ins release while the case was pending. Last cjiturclay the su preme court decided that Pipes was duly convicted and will have to go to the pen itentiacy. Since then Pipes has Jiot been seen, and the county attorney of Kilts county is about to ask the bondsmen to either produce Pipes or else put up ?7,5u0, the amount of his bond. Pipes lived in Graham county and the signers on his bond are all residents of that county. The county attorney of Ellis county has written to the clerk of the supreme court for a copy of the bond in order that he may know w"ho the signers are, and one of the bondsmen has also written for a copy, stating that Pipes has disappeared and that the bondsmen will hold a meeting shortly to consider the matter, and they want a copy of the bond to see how much each one signed for. Although the face of the bond Is for only $7,000, the aggregate for which the signers pledged themselves was $17.6o0. The sign ers and the amounts for which they sign ed are as follows: A. B. Pipes, $1,000; T. B. Kacklev, $1,500; G. B. Lashell. $500; J. W. Rawson. $500; J. I. Miller. $1,500; W. Ellsworth, $1,000; Jerrv TTeleher, $300; Wil liam Kelehcr, $.7X1; George Ambrose. $300; Lizzie Bverts, $500; R. E. Hoekensmith, $Wi- Fred H. Cassel, $250: J. T. Lawlis, JKO: S N. Codr. $500; L. S. Hoyt. $500: R. Criswell. $500; W. E. Mowery, $1.0O: John Bundv, $1,000; C. E. Criswell. ..iJ; George Stewart, $500; W. B. Pruitt, $500; J. B. Cochran. $500; II. L. Nickelson, $500; J. M. Hetzel $2.'0: G. D. vv imams, s'iu; j. c . Knauf, $5H); W. A. McYey. $500; W. F. Kbert (?) $1,000; T. Loyd. $1.0rV); F. B. Jor dan. $100: A. C. Hickman. $100. The man whom Pipes Killed was iavia Leahy, an Ellis jointist. Pines and some other voung fellows went to Ellis. got drunk, went Into Leahy's joint and during an altercation Leahy was killed. F. SARDOU IS NAMED. Independents Take Hand in Topeka Township Squabble. An Independent caucus was held in Oak land Friday night and a ticket nominated for the Topeka townstnp ortices. The nominations maae. were r . araou. trustee; J. Hall, justice of the peace; Charles Cole, road overseer. The names will have to be written on tne orciciai Dai lots with led iencils as it is too late for any nominations to be received and print ed on the ballots. There is ouite a contest m lopeKa town ship over the office of trustee. A Republi can primary was held to nominate a can didate on September 27 but the ballots for the Sutherln precinct were not deliver ed and the primary was declared void and nw pr'trarr tor ine precinct called. The second primary was stopped by an niunction and consequently no names will go on the ticket. All will have to be written on the ballot. The other cendidates are .T. B. Rowles and R. L. Hamill. both Republicans. REPUBLICAN MEETINGS. "Straight Outs" Are Into the Cam paign in Earnest. The Republicans took their turn at holding meetings last night at 303 East First street, at 1701 Buchanan street, another in Pierce's addition and one at Wakarusa. A. F. Williams, candidate for repre sentative, spoke at the First street meeting and defended Nichols and Lu cas. Senator John Chaney spoke for the entire ticket. J- H. Guy was the last speaker. At Wakarusa Judge Hazen, Galen Nichols, T. F. Doran and W". E. Fagan were, the speakers. In Fierce',-! addition W. L. Jamison, and L. Spaulding were the speakers. CASTROWINS. Defeats Rebels in a Fight Last ing Seven Days. Enemy's Casualties Reported at Three Thousand. WAS BLOODY BATTLE. News Is Cabled to the Venezu elan Consul General, Dr. Torres Cardenas, Secretary to the President. New Tork, Oct 18. The consul gen eral of Venezuela in this city has re ceived the following dispatch, signed by Dr. Torres Cardenas, secretary to the president of Venezuela: "Caracas, Oct. 18. Gen. Castro com municates sweeping victory after seven days' bloody battle. Three thousand casualites in the rebel camp." COMPLETELY ROUTED. Puerto Cabello. Venezuela, Oct. 18. A cable message received here from the secretary general of President Castro says the government army has been vic torious over the forces of the revolution ists after seven days' fighting, during which 3.000 men were killed. The rev olutionists are said to have been com pletely routed. . , FOOTBALL ON MONDAY. College of Emporia Will Play Washburn-Medics. The Washburn-Medie team will play the College of Emporia at Washburn field on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. This is one of the games which the Medic team had on its schedule. The College of Emporia was defeated by the State Normal by a score of 6 to 0, and Washburn beat the Normal 6 to 0 before Washburn and the Medics merged. It looks, therefore, as though the game with the College of Emporia should be easy for the present Wash burn team. It is proposed to use in this game some of the fast substitutes and give the best of the second team men a. hanc to show their paces. They will be assisted by whatever ma terial from the first team is needed. Among those who will play in this game are Hinckle, Hinshaw, Stillson, Frisbie and Dillon, of the second team squad. They are all good men, and are fast enough for any team in the state. Bob Smith will play quarterback. Although the Normal defeated Em poria by one goal, it is said that Em poria played the best gam. twice car rying the ball across the Normal oal line, only to lose it on a fumble. The schedule which the Medics team had included games with the Kansas State Agricultural college and with the Ensworth Medics of St. Joe. Both of these games had to be cancelled, but they may be taken on by the second team if dates can be arranged. The Ensworth Medic team passed through Topeka today en route to St. Marys where they play this afternoon. OFFEKS KATES TO CUBA. United States Is Willing to Grant 20 Per Cant Keduction. Havana, Oct. IS. Under the proposed tariff treaty handed to President Palma by United States Minister Squiers it is claimed here that the United States will give Cuba concessions amounting to 20 per cent. The United States will pay about the same dues as at present, but the duties for import from other nations will be from about 20 to 70 per cent. It is said that if this is so the effect will be to exclude the trade of all na tions but the United States and to raise the retail prices of a great many ar ticles. A prominent merchant says that Cuba could stand it better if a corre sponding reduction was made in the duties on Cuban products imported into the United States, as prosperity would enable the people to pay for the higher cost of living. He added that the pro posed tariff would increase the costs of the people by many millions of dollars beyond what they pay at present. Regarding any possible preference merchants here might have for trading with the United States as against other nations, the merchant stated that in some cases England gives much larger credit than can be obtained in the United States and English merchants were disposed to accommodate the tastes of the market. There, is some difference of opinion as to when the treaty arrived here. On one hand it is stated that it has been here for some time, while on the other it is stated that Minister Squiers only hand ed it to President Palma last week. It is probable that an outline of the con vention was at first handed to Senor Palma, and that the document conveyed by Minister Squires was complete, em bodying the Piatt amendment. S E WEK IS RECOMMENDED. Committee "Wants a New District Created in Orchard Place, The petition of the owners of Orchard Place for permission to connect two half blocks in that addition by sewer later als to sewer No. 14 was rejected Friday afternoon at the meeting of the com mittee on sewers, but instead, permis sion was granted to five or six persons living in Orchard Place, or planning to live there, to connect their buildings with the sewer. Among those who se cured permission were Frank Grimes, A. O. Rosser and Frank Edson. Each of the persons who secured Dermission to connect will sign an agreement not to oppose the creation of a sewer dis trict to include their properties. The committee embodied in its report the recommendation that a sewer dis trict be immediately created to include Orchard Place and surrounding terri tory. . Laurier Has Catarrh of Stomach. " Quebec, Oct. 18. Although Sir Wilfrid Laurier, since his return to Canada, has steadfastly denied that he is ill, some of those who have seen him are convinced that he is in delicate health. The pre mier is reported to have said that an eminent doctor told him he had catarrh of the stomach and needed complete rest. Live Stock Men Elect. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct 18. At today's meeting of the National Live Stock as sociation the following officers were elected: President. J. B. Douds, Chi cago; secretary, G. W. Eaker, Chicago; treasurer, W. F. Wiley, Sioux City. After the election one of the committee brought up the question of a census of the live stock-of the United States. The matter was discussed at length, and it developed that there is no accurate knowledge of the number of cattle in this country. It was finally decided to have the matter placed before congress and ask that body to have a new censu3 taken BOSTON WANTS IT. Trying to Secure Christian Church Convention. Omaha, Oct. 18. The Massachusetts delegation to the Christian church con vention today appeared to present the candidacy of Boston for the convention in 1903. While no organized effort has been made thus far to secure the gath ering for next year, it is stated by the Boston people that they will present the claims of their city at every oppor tunity, although they are not particu lar whether the disciples go to Boston next year or in 1904. . The sessions today were given over to the woman's board ot missions, and the first session at 9:15 began with a Bible study, conducted by Wallace C. Payne of Kansas, following which was a brief period of worship. The report of the committee on educa tional work in the United States was read by Mrs. W. C. Payne, who out lined the work apcomplished during the year and made several recommenda tions of extensions and school building for the coming year. Miss Mary Carpenter, dean of women of Drake university, Des Moines, deliv ered the morning address on "The Col lege Girl and Missions." Miss Carpen ter's address was an appeal to the young women of America for recruits for the missionary field. The presenta tion of missionaries, which came just before the noon adjournment, was an impressive ceremony. The candidates and their assignments are as follows: Dr. Rosa Lee Oxer and Miss Elsie Gordon, India; Miss Wyrick and Miss Stella Franklin, general work in India, extrTsession. Delaware About to Try Again to Elect Senators. Dover, Del., Oct. 18. Gov. Hunn and Secretary cf State Layton have pre pared the proclamation calling an ex traordinary session of the legislature. The proclamation awaits only the gov ernor's signature. Gov. Hunn has given Republican con ferees representing the two factions of the state who have been dealing with him in the matter, and Senator Quay, who is said to represent the administra tion at Washington, until 8 o'clock to night to give him final assurance that some compromise will be made during the extra session to bring about the election of two Republican U- S. sen ators for three and five years restiec tively and one Republican congressman from Delaware. Both the Republican and Democratic organizations are said to be prepared to get their men into Dover on the jump next Monday if necessary. CHANCES ABOUT ETEN For and Against Sale of Danish West Indies. Washington, Oct. 18. Advices receiv ed hei, while not fully confirming the private report circulated in the Danish West Indies to the effect that the chances are against the acceptance by the Danish rigsdag of the treaty of ces sion to the United States, make it ap pear that the fate of the pending treaty is really very uncertain. It is said that so narrow is the line of division of the parties in the rigfdag that the approval of the treaty practically depends upon the state ot health of one or two mem bers and it is intimated that if the measure is to succeed at this session, the government must press it to a vote before one of the convalescents is able to return to his legislative duties and cast an pdvere vote. Nevertheless, even should the move ment towards cession fail at this meet ing of the rigstiag, it Is not doubted that in the very near future the islands must become the property of the United States. It cannot be too clearlv stated, however, that the United States gov ernment has not the slightest idea of using compulsion to this end, being well satisfied that the people of Denmark will eventually be moved by rjurelv economic considerations to dirpose of the islands. It is well known here, just as was stated in the rigsdag, that at present the islands are not self-supporting and the Danish government, if it decides to retain possession is confront ed with the necessity of paying money out of the national treasury to help the islanders to sustain their local govern ment. It is realised that in the event of cession to the United States this state of affairs, as to deficiency in revenues would probably continue for some time, necessitating the extension of some measures of support by' the United States government until such time as the isla"nds develop to the point of pay ing their way. Much is expected of free trade between the islands and the Uni ted States in the development of the in sular industries, but on the other hand, the very increase of trade with the United States would, under free trade, deprive the island treasury of the reve nues now collected on imports from the United States and comnensation must be sought from some other source. STILL PREDICT SHOWERS. Weather Kan Keeps TJp His Disa greeable .Promises. The long expected showers are still an nounced by tho government forecasters. The forecast sent out this rooming was "rain and cooler tonight and probnbiy fol lowed bv fair Sunday." The .temperature took a drop this morning at 12 o'clock and the wind was from the north blowing 12 miles an hour. The hourly temperatures recorded by the government thermometer todav were as follows: 7 o'clock 55 11 o'clock 63 8 o'clock 5Sil2 o'clock 59 9 o'clock i 591 1 o'clock fiO 10 o'clock eii 2 o'clock 68 DELAYED BY A AVASHOUT. Drake Football Team Not to Play Kt" U. K. C, Medics Instead. Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 18. The Drake football team of Des Moines were delayed by a washout and could not reach here in time to play with the University of Kan sas eleven. WhOJi this was learned. Man-no-fr Foster arranged bv tflenhone for the Kansas City Medics to take the place of the Iowans and tne Medics arrived on the noon train. EVERY STATE REPRESENTED. The National Woman's Christian Temperance Union Opens Its 29th Annual Conven tion at Portfand, Me. W. C. T. U. OF WORLD Is Represented by Lady Henry Somerset and Others. Reports of Officers and Organ izers Are Read. Portland. Me., Oct. 18. With pleasant skies and ideal fall weather the twenty ninth annual convention of the Na tional Woman's Christian Temperance union opened here. Every state and ter ritory in the union is represented. The sessions will continue until next Wed nesday. Mrs. L. M. Stevens, president of the National W. C. T. U., and vice president-at-large of the "world's W. C. T. U. presided. Lady Somerset, presi dent of the world's W. C. T. U., and Rev. Henry S. Sanders, of London, Ens land, are among the distinguished work ers present. The" convention was called to order by President Stevens, who delivered her annual address. The report of the ex ecutive committee, which contained many recommendations, was adopted, and it will be referred to further in regular order of business. Mrs. Susanna M. D. Fry, of Illinois, made her report as corresponding secre tary. The report stated that the.Mamla organizer reported that some ill will had been engendered by the "canteen" victory. The Manila union has provided for leaflets in Spanish and Tagalog, and had its first) native woman signer of the W. C .T. U. pledge a Tagalog and tha wife of a native preacher. In a late letter Mrs. Faxon, the union's worker in the Philippines, said there were three things she had determined to do: "To get the union where it will live after us; to get into the schools scien tific temperance instruction, and to in- augurate a system for distributing leaf lets throughout the islands." Encouraging reports have been re ceived from the Bermudas, Cuba and Mexico. Giving extracts from report3 of 18 organizers Mrs. Frye said: "The total number of W. C. T. U. unions organized by the 18 organizers is 120; total number of young women's unions, 40; total active W. and T. mem bers secured, 4,702; number of new loyal temperance legions, 60; number of new L. T. L. members secured, 2,291: num ber of total abstinence pledges secured. 6.920. Ten state unions among the colored women increases the number of state and territorial ' unions to 63. Mrs. Amanda Ritchey eit ' Oklahoma union No. 2, and working under ah appropria tion from the Frances E. Willard me morial fund, organized 2l'new unions. The national treasurer. Mrs. Helen Horton Baker .reported . that the Na tional W. C. T. U. fund had made a net gain of $7,097, and receipts from the Frances E. Willard memorial fund were $4,417, more than in any previous year. Pledges amounting to $1,132 for Manila missionary work had been received, the treasurer said. An evangelist hour was conducted by Miss Elizabeth Greenwood, national evangelistic superintendent. Lady Som erset, president of the World's W. C. T. U., officiated at noon day praDer. At the afternoon session Mrs. Clara Parish Wright, of Illinois, reported for the young women's branch, of which she is general secretary. Mrs. Helen G. Rice of Massachusetts. gave her report as general secretary of the loyal temperance legion. Temperatures of Largo Cities. Chicago. Oct. 18. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York, o2: Boston, 44; pnila delphia, 48; Washington, 50; Chicago, 54; Minneapolis, 42; Cincinnati, 56; St, Louis, 60. Hall Caine Arrives. New Tork, Oct. 18. Hall Caine, tho novelist arrived today on the steam ship Lueania from Liverpool. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 18. Forecast for Kan sas: Rain any cwier tonignr. prooamy followed by fair Sunday, variable winds. MILLS' STOKE NEWS. READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT "The Atmosphere of Style." 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